Dr. Franklin's Donation

Watch the OMNI news clip on April 26, 2013 (in Mandarin) about Dr. Franklin’s donation to Seneca College’s Confucius Institute and libraries. 


Published on Apr 29, 2013, 12:25PM in category: General by Jane Foo

New medical database: UpToDate

Seneca Libraries has begun a subscription to a new medical database from Wolters Kluwer called UpToDate (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/uptodate.html).

UpToDate provides medical staff such as nurses and caregivers with information about medical symptoms, conditions, drug interactions, and other health topics. While it is ideally meant for those on the front-lines of healthcare, it may also be useful for non-Health Sciences students such as those in General Education, Community Services, and Early Childhood Education as it includes basic health information as well. The “Patient Info” link within the product provides non-practitioners with information on topics such as Children’s Health, Diabetes, Allergies and Asthma, HIV and AIDS, and more. It is further broken down into “The Basics” (“…short (1 to 3 page) articles written in plain language. They answer the 4 or 5 most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. These articles are best for people who want a general overview”) and “Beyond The Basics” (“…articles are 5 to 10 pages long and more detailed than "The Basics". These articles are best for readers who want a lot of detailed information and who are comfortable with some technical medical terms”).

We hope that the entire Seneca community, and Nursing students and faculty in particular, will find this new information resource is a great asset in their work.

Thank you.


Published on Apr 22, 2013, 12:42PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Upgraded databases from EBSCO: Humanities Source and Applied Science & Technology Source

Seneca Libraries has upgraded two of its existing EBSCO database products.

Humanities International Index has now been replaced with Humanities Source (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/ebsco_hii.html). Whereas the former was just an index with no direct full-text, the latter provides access to over 2000 full-text periodicals. We have also upgraded Applied Science & Technology Full Text to Applied Science & Technology Source (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/AST_Wilson.html), which gives us 1500 more full-text titles than we had with the previous resource. 

We hope that this additional content will serve our Liberal Arts and Applied Science and Engineering Technology students and faculty well.

Thank you.


Published on Apr 22, 2013, 12:31PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Extended Study Hall Hours April 13-19

24 hour study is being offered at the Newnham and the Seneca@York Library and Computing Commons April 13-19, 2013. Valid Seneca or photo ID is required.


Good Luck with your assignments and exams!






Published on Apr 08, 2013, 05:07PM in category: General by Jane Foo

Course textbooks in Library

A reminder to all students: Course Textbooks in Library.

The Seneca Libraries carry one copy of most course textbooks. 
These textbooks are intended for quick reference and therefore cannot leave the library at any time.
This policy will be enforced throughout the semester.
For open book tests and exams, students are expected to bring with them their own copy of the textbook


Published on Apr 05, 2013, 10:39AM in category: General by Yanti Darmohusodo

Last day to return library books - August 16, 2013

Reminder to all students!!

All library books must be returned and all library fines must be settled by August 16, 2013.
Failure to settle your account may result in losing your library borrowing privileges and in withholding of your transcript.

Borrowing between semesters
Students registered for the semester immediately following the current one may borrow items during the break between semesters.  Returning full-time students must show a copy of their timetable to the Borrower Services staff and returning part-time students must show their registration papers.


Online renewals prior to August 16, 2013 will extend the due date to the end of the semester, which is August 16, 2013 . If you are registered for the next semester and would like to extend the due date to later than August 16, 2013, the renewal must be done in person or through the phone.


Published on Apr 05, 2013, 10:37AM in category: General by Yanti Darmohusodo

DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index

After deliberation by Seneca Libraries' Collections Committee and after obtaining feedback from faculty, we have decided not to renew our subscription to DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index. This non-full-text database was getting low use and other databases fill the need for research in the areas of art and design much better. Please see our full list of art, design, and fashion electronic resources at http://library.senecacollege.ca/Find_Articles/DB/art.html as well as our various Subject Guides for additional sources of information:



Published on Apr 02, 2013, 01:40PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Legal and Business Administration students and faculty, please take note:

Effective April 1st, our online subscription to O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/obriens_ontarioforms.html) has been expanded so that all Divisions are online now, not just Division VIII (Ontario Court Forms). The new Divisions are:

- Division I, Commercial and General

- Division II, Corporations

- Division IV, Leases

- Division V, Wills and Trusts

- Division VI, Ontario-Family Law

- Division VII, Labour Relations and Employment

- Division VIII, Ontario-Court Forms

- Division IX, Municipal Corporations

- Division X, Computers and Information Technology

The database also includes a Master Subject Index now. Note that Division III on Conveyancing and Mortgages is not yet online, but will be. We hope that this expanded collection of downloadable forms will assist Administration students in their studies and careers.


Published on Apr 02, 2013, 01:31PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

Changes to OverDrive

Seneca Libraries' OverDrive site of e-books and e-audiobooks (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/overdrive.html) has undergone some major changes in recent days in terms of both look and functionality.

The most important change is the ability to read some of the e-books within a web browser now instead of having to download the title to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), etc. It still requires that you “Borrow” the book, but once you have done that, you will be met with two button options: “Download” and “Read (in your browser)". If you don't need to download the whole book or if you do not want to deal with extra software, the "Read (in your browser)" option is for you. Please note that this feature is only available for EPUB format e-books; PDF books and MP3 and WMA audiobooks still require downloading through ADE or OverDrive Media Console (OMC), respectively, in order to access them.

There is also the ability to sample an excerpt of an EPUB e-book before committing to borrowing it, and there is also a much easier “Return Title” feature built right into our site now, so if you are done with a title, you may click "Return Title" so that it will be more quickly available for other patrons to use.

In terms of appearance, the site features much bigger colour book covers with little book or headphone icons on them that will quickly tell you if a title is available to borrow.

We hope that these new features will make your navigation of OverDrive much more enjoyable.


Published on Apr 02, 2013, 01:16PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz

RESOLVED (Database down: Migra's Canadian Export Guide)

The access problems we were experiencing with Migra's Canadian Export Guide have been resolved and service has resumed. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our users.

We are currently experiencing access problems with our online subscription to Migra's Canadian Export Guide. The vendor is looking into the matter and we hope to have service resumed soon. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing. Please stay tuned to Seneca Libraries News for updates.


Published on Mar 19, 2013, 03:36PM in category: Resources by Daniel Michniewicz